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Adam de la Halle

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Adam de la Halle (also known as Adam le Bossu (Adam the Hunchback); 1250?-1306) was a French-born troubadour, poet and musician, who broke with the long-established tradition of writing liturgical poetry and music to be an early founder of secular theater in France.

Adam's other nicknames, "le Bossu d'Arras" and "Adam d'Arras", suggest that he came from Arras, France. Two of his works, Le Jeu de Robin et Marion and Le Jeu de la feuille are considered to be forerunners of the comic opera. His other best-known work is La Chanson du roi de Sicile.

His other known works include 36 chansons (literally, "songs"), 46 rondets de carole, 18 jeux-partis, 14 rondeaux, 5 motets, 1 rondeau-virelai, 1 ballette, 1 "dit d'amour", 1 "cong".de:Adam de la Halle eo:Adam DE LA HALLE fr:Adam de la Halle gl:Adam de la Halle pl:Adam de la Halle ru:Галь, Адам де ла

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